Travel to Sardinia

Day 2 Castelsardo (71 Km)

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(in 71 km) We arrived to Castelsardo and a had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant Rocca´Ja. We struggled to find it as it is located on the outskirts of town but worth it. I recommend it. The next day we made the visit of the town, considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. We walked through the narrow, steep streets running through the old town, up to the Cathedral of St. Antonio Abate. Noted for its location, right on the edge of a cliff and for the sea views that can be enjoyed from her terrace.

Castelsardo - Cathedral of St. Antonio Abate
Castelsardo - Cathedral of St. Antonio Abate

The current building dates from the reconstruction begun in 1597 that lasted into the 18th century. The cathedral is a mixture of Catalan Gothic and Renaissance elements. The church has a tall belltower, topped by a small dome decorated with majolica. The apse, with a cross vault decorated with stars, houses the marble high altar of 1810, characterized by the church´s main attraction, the Enthroned Madonna and Child, a painting of the 15th century, attributed to the Master of Castelsardo.

Castelsardo - Sea walls
Castelsardo - Sea walls

Although much of the attraction in Castelsardo is walk around their streets, there are other monuments such as the Church of St. Mary, noted for its wooden Black Christ, the walls overlooking the sea, the palace of the Doria, the medieval castle of the Doria founded in 1102, the Palace of Eleonora of Arborea, the palace of the Loggia or the Aragonese tower of Frigiano located in the port.


 

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